The expensive self service [down to boiling your own egg if you get tired of waiting for other hot food like omelette] breakfast buffet basically sums up this bland, but overpriced establishment. On the second day, I went out to a nearby better value café rather that pay the exorbitant 14 Euros to stand in a queue and/or hang around for hot supplies to appear…
The hotel is fleshly brightly [re]decorated, including the whitewashed corridor walls, plus all walls in the bedroom. Unfortunately, even with these white walls, the inadequate room lighting [single fixed curtain rail height 60 W? incandescent bulb] doesn’t help you if you have to work at the room desk/ table….
The room had a large comfortable double bed, but it was located in one corner against two walls – so fine for one but somewhat awkward for two to use… The silent electric wall heater had been replaced by a more modern[?] air-con unit at ceiling height – unfortunately, even when switched of at night, the heat transfer fluid carried on gurgling through it all the time… There was even a collapsible case rest, but there was nowhere to stand it with your luggage without blocking an access route in the quite crowded room…
Similarly the tiny bathroom was clean and well equipped but the tapering outer wall [a hang over from the former Ibis/Urbis style] meat you couldn’t comfortably sit on the throne without your knees knocking on the wall – even if the toilet seat had been put on properly i.e. square to the bowl in the first place…
It was reasonably conveniently located about half way between the city centre and main SNCB rail station by a tram stop so easy to find.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ibis Gent Centrum Opera is an economy hotel located in the vibrant medieval city centre of Ghent. With close proximity to all major touristic attractions as the 'Gravensteen' Castle and in the very heart of the shopping centre. The hotel is easily accessible by tram from the station. The tram stops in front of the hotel. The hotel is an ideal point of departure to discover the local museums as well as the Saint Bavo's Cathedral with the famous altarpiece 'Adoration of the Mystic Lamb'. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a high speed Wi-Fi internet access and a trendy bar. On-site parking with possibility to store your bicycle. GLBT friendly hotel. Pets allowed. Meeting and luggage room available. There is a tram stop in front of the hotel, convenient travel connections to Bruges, Brussels and Antwerp. You can easily get to your business meeting or visit the well known landmarks in the four medieval cities of Flanders. The ibis Gent Centrum Opera hotel is located in Ghent within the entertainment and shopping district. The 134 rooms are equipped with the new Sweet Bed. The practical and inviting ibis room boasts all the features you want most including international TV channels and a bathroom with shower. Enjoy a treat or chill out with a drink in our friendly bar. All rooms are 100% non-smoking and there is complimentary Wi-Fi for all guests throughout the building. Ibis Gent Centrum Opera is ready to adjust to your schedule. Reception is open 24 hours a day to help with any of your queries. The Dawn of a Brand New Breakfast... Breakfast will never be boring again. Enjoy making your own Brussels waffles and try our different kinds of fresh baked bread, rolls and fresh squeezed orange juice. You can relax and enjoy our buffet daily from 6.30am to 10am (11am on the Weekend and Bank Holidays). Hotel with on-site parking, luggage room and place to store your bicycle. With convenient travel connections and only a 30 minutes drive to Bruges and less then one hour to Brussels and Antwerp. Hotel ibis Gent Centrum Opera is the ideal point of departure to visit the four most famous medieval cities in Flanders. The ibis Gent Centrum Opera hotel is located downtown Ghent within the entertainment and shopping district and offers the perfect base to explore the city. You can easily get to your business meeting or see the famous landmarks of nearby attractions including the Saint Bavo Cathedral with its famous Altarpiece 'Adoration of the Mustic Lamb' and the unique city centre located 'Gravensteen Castle'. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Gent Centrum Opera Hotel Ghent
- Ibis Hotel Ghent
- Accor Gent Centrum Opera